We’re about to have a World Series presidents race, and Teddy needs to win

Nationals Park is hosting its first World Series game Friday, and the national spotlight on all things Nats has never been brighter. So when the fourth inning arrives, if the team knows what’s good for them, they’ll make sure Teddy Roosevelt wins the presidents race. The superstitious among us will point to Teddy’s season trajectory, … Continue reading We’re about to have a World Series presidents race, and Teddy needs to win

Wild indeed! Nats “Lose Control” of PA system during NL Wild Card game, run presidents race in silence, and Brittney saves the day

An hour into Tuesday’s NL Wild Card game at Nationals Park, as Max Scherzer was completing his 4th inning on the mound, the stadium’s emergency alert system malfunctioned. Alarms blared in the press box, and the stadium’s PA system went silent. For baseball purists, it was a rare opportunity to temporarily enjoy the sounds of … Continue reading Wild indeed! Nats “Lose Control” of PA system during NL Wild Card game, run presidents race in silence, and Brittney saves the day

From DCist: An Oral History of the Nationals racing presidents, and a major first admission of conspiracy

DCist today published a wonderful Oral History of the Nationals Racing Presidents, lovingly curated by intrepid journalist Matt Blitz. including a first-ever formal admission by a team official that the fix was in for Teddy Roosevelt. Blitz tells the history of the presidents race through interviews with many of the people behind the scenes and involved … Continue reading From DCist: An Oral History of the Nationals racing presidents, and a major first admission of conspiracy

After throwing in the towel on 2018, Washington Nationals let Teddy win

The Washington Nationals formally threw in the towel on the 2018 season Tuesday, then promptly let Teddy win. 125 games into the season, the once heavily-favored but snake bitten Nationals finally accepted the reality of their losing record and today announced trades of Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams — key players in the final year … Continue reading After throwing in the towel on 2018, Washington Nationals let Teddy win

On opening day, Teddy Roosevelt breaks presidents race losing streak with help from an unlikely ally

On a frigid opening day at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals reversed course from last year and decided to let Teddy win, as racing president Theodore Roosevelt kicked off the season by snapping his multi-year, 86-game losing streak. The MLB’s new pace-of-play initiatives leave little wiggle room for presidents race shenanigans, but the Nationals managed … Continue reading On opening day, Teddy Roosevelt breaks presidents race losing streak with help from an unlikely ally

Data visualization guru maps Nationals presidents race results, and it’s a beautiful thing

Every year at about this time, as I prepare to archive another year’s racing president standings, I ask myself whether it’s worth it to continue the blog. Then I meet somebody  — a loyal reader who’s a team employee or a descendant of Teddy Roosevelt. Or somebody like Mike Cisneros comes along. Cisneros is a … Continue reading Data visualization guru maps Nationals presidents race results, and it’s a beautiful thing

Yankees fan runs the numbers, concludes Nats fans should root for George, opponents should root for Teddy

On Tuesday, Reddit user and Yankees fan Constant_Gardner11 posted a detailed analysis of presidents race results during the Nationals Park era, using data we’ve collected here at Let Teddy Win. His conclusion: Nats fans should root for George Washington. Nats’ opponents should root for Teddy. The many comments from the Reddit community show that conspiracy theories about Teddy … Continue reading Yankees fan runs the numbers, concludes Nats fans should root for George, opponents should root for Teddy